I never thought I would like a lotion that was so cheap and sold in a drugstore. This is my miracle moisturizer. I bought it on whim when I was at Walgreens and have been using for about 2 weeks now. It is the ONLY moisturizer that doesn't make me break out. I've tried using other ones, but within 2 days of using them I get a couple of pimples. I use this three times a day. I take a shower in the morning and the afternoon after I workout because I do it outside and it's super hot out and I get all sweaty.
I use this in conjunction with the Normal to Oily Skin Cleanser. I use about a little more than pea size during the day and about 3 peas at night. During the day it does sometimes leave my skin a little oily, but I have no problem with that because it's easy to fix and my skin is naturally quite oily. I would rather have the oil than the acne that I get form other products.
I am also on prescription Bactrim DS from my Dermatologist for acne, so that may be changing the results a little bit for this, but I think it would also be great even if I wasn't on an anti-acne medication.
I also use this all over my body and it has REALLY helped my dry skin on my chest and back. I used to have SUPER bad acne there 5 months ago when I went off an acne medication, and it was terrible. I had to use 10% benzoyl peroxide nightly and my skin was so dry it felt like touching leather. When I started to use this it even helped LESSEN my body acne and my skin is super soft all the time now.
I have never been happier about a moisturizer and will continue to use this for a very long time!
I use this as a facial moisturizer, and it's doing it's job well. I have dry skin with rosacea that causes really rough dry patches on my cheeks, the Cetaphil doesn't irritate my skin and hasn't broken me out yet. I put it on at night, and would prefer something lighter during the day unless I'm going to be out in the cold or harsh weather.
It doesn't smell, you get a ton of product, and it's really gentle, so thumbs up.
This stuff is bleh. Whenever I put it on it just kinda sits on the top of my skin for awhile no matter how much I rub it in. It's kinda annoying to have to wait for it to absorb. It also doesn't do a very good job hydrating my skin. My skin still looks and feels dry after applying it, especially after applying powder. Will not be repurchasing.
Simply a NIGHTMARE in a bottle !!!!!!!!!!! This gave me pimples but not like those little pimples like those mountain pimples that you could see from the moon, And I can not remember ever getting any pimples like that so it had to be this retarded product!! I was very mad because I wanted to love this product because of the amount you get and the price was worth it because its a huge bottle but nope just didn't work for my skin ): I thought it was going to be fine because my boyfriend uses this and we normally react the same with products and this was like a dream for him but not for me. So I will never even look at this product ever again !!
I really like this, it absorbs fast (I have dry/combo skin though), it doesn't have a scent and the consistency is really thick but still easy to apply. I will definitely purchase another one the next time I'm in the US.
While I like the Cetaphil cleanser, this hasn't been good for my skin at all in the one week that I used it. I definitely won't repurchase it.
What I liked:
# Very nice and clean packaging.
# You don't need much of the product, spreads out easily.
# It has no scent.
What I didn't like:
# Very greasy and absorbs slowly on my face.
# Clogs my pores.
# Makes me break out although I normally have a fairly acne-free face.
# Not moisturizing enough on my body.
I literally have to have this now, LOL. I've recently been finding out that I have sensitive skin and this is also the literally the only thing that keeps my skin moist. My face and shoulders and chest are super oily, but the rest of me is very dry, ESPECIALLY my legs which before I felt I could never keep up with, I'd always have horrible dry red patches that would crack on my shins. My mother's husband has this having exema and this is the only thing he can use that will help. I started to use his because nothing was helping, not even Bath and Body Works that used to be my holy grail lotion. Not only has my skin greatly improved, but areas like my legs where I haven't had any relief for literally years are now finally healing or completely gone. I wish the scent was a little more friendly, I feel like when I put it on I'm putting on something that my grandmother would have smelled like, but I can get over it and I know it's that way for sensitive skin, which has also helped me as well not develop rashes and not break out.
I was interested in trying this moisturiser as the description mentioned that it's:
4) fragrance, lanolin and paraben free
5) can be used on face AND body
I bought the smaller bottle on sale for $7 which is pretty reasonable.
The packaging houses alot of product and only a pea size covers my entire face so I'm guessing it will last a while. It is gentle enough on my sensitive skin, non-greasy and makes my skin feel really soft. When this bottle runs out I'll buy the bigger pump bottle so I can use it on my entire body. Great, great product...looking forward to trying it with the gentle cleanser.
I have terribly acne prone skin (hormones rather than toxic sensitivity) and a couple of acne treatments i was using dried out my skin horribly and i had huge flakes all over. I used the Clinique DDMG prior to this and though that was decent enough for the humid summers,it just wasn't cutting it for my newly dry and flaky skin coupled with the winter dryness. I started using Cetaphil moisturizing lotion about two weeks back and my skin really calmed down. I don't have dry patches or flakes anymore and all those dry lines and snakey skin appearance is POOF now. Instead, i have plump healthy looking skin :)
Initially,i used this in the AM and PM but now i just use it as a night cream. It doesn't aggravate my pimples nor does it cause new ones to appear. Some people with blacheads might have a problem with it clogging the nose bridge area but you might get fleshy bumps rather than blackheads. So only apply to flaky areas of the nose rather than all over.
After washing face at night,while the face is still damp,I apply a big bead sized dollop of the lotion and massage it in. It might take a few minutes to completely sink in. Then i pat all over and pat in a little more lotion where i think my skin needs it.
Regarding using it under makeup,It'l work for dry skinned people if you let it sink in for a bit prior to application but for combination/oily skinned people like myself,the t-zone does tend to get slicky.
Overall,it's one of the best moisturizers out there and the pricing is reasonable too. Bye bye,Clinique :D.
And,it won't break you out! (unless you happen to be extremely sensitive to any of the ingredients listed.) A friend with extremely sensitive roscea prone skin with hyper pigmentation finds this very comforting and soothing. It won't sting. And ther is also no need for a separate eye cream.
For people with acne who use topical medications at night,smear on a layer of this first,let it sink in for twenty minutes or so and then spot treat/apply cream. Or you could just mix the two in a ratio of your choice and apply.
I will definitely buy again if the bottle ever runs out!
Love almost everything about this! Comes with a TON of product and you only need a marble-size amount for your whole face. After having a bad experience with the Neutrogena moisturizer I was on the hunt for a replacement that wouldn't break me out & would actually moisturizer my dry patches of skin! The only complaints I have about this product: bulky packaging & takes a little while to sink into the skin. Overall though, this is an amazing product that I would suggest to others!